A German Gold and Enamel Box

A German Gold and Enamel Box

Hanau, circa 1780
Struck with inventory number 1557

Width: 7 cm, 2 3/4 in.,
Weight: 102 g, 3 oz. 11 dwt.


Of oval form, the cover, sides, and base set with panels of translucent purple on a linear engine-turned ground, surrounded by gold foliate borders over purple enamel, and white enamel frames. The cover centred with an oval enamel miniature of a young lady seated in an idyllic landscape writing with cupid at her shoulder, set within gold foliate and white enamel ‘frame’.

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